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Jessica

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  • 206 titles in library
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  • The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Robert I. Sutton
    • Narrated By Robert Sutton
    Overall
    (350)
    Performance
    (96)
    Story
    (96)

    In a landmark article published in the Harvard Business Review, Stanford University professor Robert I. Sutton addressed a taboo topic that affects every workplace: employees who are insensitive to their colleagues, corporate bullies, bosses who just don't get it, the kind of people who make you exclaim in exasperation, "What an asshole!" Now, in a definitive book that addresses this growing problem, Sutton shows you how you can work with unsavory people without becoming one of them yourself.

    David says: "okay, I get it"
    "Disappointing..."
    Overall

    Disappointing... I really thought this book would help me deal with negativity in the work place. Once you get past laughing about the title, there is not much substance to the book. I didn't even listen to the last thirty minutes, too painful!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Hold Tight

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Harlan Coben
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1447)
    Performance
    (623)
    Story
    (616)

    Tia and Mike Baye never imagined they'd become the type of overprotective parents who spy on their kids. But their 16-year-old son, Adam, has been unusually distant lately, and after the suicide of his classmate, Spencer Hill they can't help but worry. They install a sophisticated spy program on Adam's computer, and within days they are jolted by a message from an unknown correspondent addressed to their son: "Just stay quiet and all safe."

    Meanwhile, Betsy Hill is struck by a photo that appears to have been taken on the night of her son's death...and he wasn't alone.

    Ed says: "Will hold your interest till the end"
    "Fantastic"
    Overall

    This is the first Harlan Coben book I have read and I am HOOKED. I am a big James Patterson fan and Harlan gives James a run for his money. I loved how the stories intertwined and I would have never guessed it in a million years! Highly Recommended!!!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Water for Elephants

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Sara Gruen
    • Narrated By David LeDoux, John Randolph Jones
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13691)
    Performance
    (6079)
    Story
    (6159)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Some books are meant to be read; others are meant to be heard – Water for Elephants falls into the second group, and is one of the best examples we have of how a powerful performance enhances a great story. Nonagenarian Jacob Jankowski reflects back on his wild and wondrous days with a circus. It's the Depression Era and Jacob, finding himself parentless and penniless, joins the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth.

    Kindle Customer says: "Great Narration!!"
    "Worth Every Penny!"
    Overall

    I bought this book last year because it was rate so well. I put off reading it because I thought it might be childish or too simplistic because it dealt with the circus. Boy was I WRONG! It was so fascinating to listen to the stories of the circus and everything involved with. It is almost like another world, I have to admit I haven't been to the circus since I was a kid but I want to go now!!! :-)

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Fire in the Blood

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Irene Nemirovsky
    • Narrated By Mark Bramhall
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    At the center of the tale is Silvio: in his younger years he fled the boredom of the village and made a life of travel and adventure. Now he's returned, living in a farmer's hovel in the middle of the woods, and, much to his family's chagrin, perfectly content with his solitude.

    Jessica says: "Well Written & Enjoyable"
    "Well Written & Enjoyable"
    Overall

    This is the first book that I have read by this author. I was reading a local magazine and the editor had suggested it. The book was very visual and I could identify with the characters. The twist in the plot really threw me for a loop. Overall a great book!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Saffron Kitchen: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Yasmin Crowther
    • Narrated By Mehr Mansuri, Ariana Fraval
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (131)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (35)

    In this powerful debut, Yasmin Crowther paints a stirring portrait of a family shaken by events from decades ago and a world away. On a blustery day in London, the dark secrets and troubled past of Maryann Mazar surface violently, with tragic consequences for her daughter, Sara, and her newly orphaned nephew, Saeed. Consumed with guilt, Maryann leaves her suburban home and mild English husband to return to Mazareh, the remote village on Iran's northeast border where her own story began.

    Kathryn says: "Truly Rich and Haunting"
    "Love this book"
    Overall

    I have never listened to this author but I really enjoyed her writing style. I felt like I was transported to a beautiful place and time. Very deep book.

    The narrators were also excellent :-)

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Speed of Trust: The One Thing that Changes Everything

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 15 mins)
    • By Stephen R. Covey, Rebecca R. Merrill
    • Narrated By Stephen R. Covey
    Overall
    (215)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (66)

    A groundbreaking and paradigm-shifting book, The Speed of Trust challenges our age-old assumption that trust is merely a soft, social virtue and instead demonstrates that trust is a hard-edged, economic driver -- a learnable and measurable skill that makes organizations more profitable, people more promotable, and relationships more energizing.

    Christopher says: "Son of Covey carries on the legacy..."
    "ok"
    Overall

    I thought this book was going to be more relationship oriented. I didn't get a lot out of this book, I found it disappointing.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Invisible Monsters

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Chuck Palahniuk
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (445)
    Performance
    (224)
    Story
    (228)

    She's a fashion model who has everything: a boyfriend, a career, a loyal best friend. But when a sudden freeway "accident" leaves her disfigured and incapable of speech, she is transformed from the beautiful center of attention to an invisible monster, so hideous that no one will acknowledge she exists.

    Heather says: "Fantastic"
    "Painful"
    Overall

    This book is painful and I can not finish it. The narrators mumbling is very disturbing as she imitates the main character who can not talk.

    Not good!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Quickie

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
    • Narrated By Mary Stuart Masterson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (877)
    Performance
    (139)
    Story
    (148)

    Lauren Stillwell isn't your average damsel in distress. When the NYPD cop discovers her husband leaving a hotel with another woman, she decides to beat him at his own game. But her revenge goes dangerously awry, and she finds her world spiraling into a hell that becomes more terrifying by the hour.

    Sarah says: "Implausible plot"
    "Couldn't put the book down!"
    Overall

    What a great book, I couldn't put it down. Full of suprises, suspense, and lots of twist and turns. It really kept me interested, if you buy this you won't be bored. You might want to download two books because I finished this in 2 days! ;-)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Obsession, Deceit, and Really Dark Chocolate

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Kyra Davis
    • Narrated By Gabra Zackman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (949)
    Performance
    (417)
    Story
    (423)

    Sophie Katz's relationship with the irresistible and occasionally insufferable P.I. Anatoly Darinsky is on the fritz when a friend recruits Sophie's investigation skills to decode her possibly two-timing husband's strange behavior. When Sophie shows up in a short, red cocktail dress and her friend's hubby winds up dead, the loveable would-be sleuth can't help but take on the job.

    TRACY says: "Not as engaging as previous books"
    "A great guilty pleasure"
    Overall

    This is the first book I have read by Kyra Davis and I am hooked. A great plot and I love Sophie's character, she has great sarcastic wit. I actually caught myself laughing out loud at the gym. I wondered why people were giving me funny looks?!? :-) A++++++++++

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Nightlife

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Thomas Perry
    • Narrated By Shelly Frasier
    Overall
    (304)
    Performance
    (114)
    Story
    (113)

    When the cousin of Los Angeles underworld figure Hugo Poole is found shot to death in his Portland, Oregon, home, police find nothing at the scene of the crime except several long strands of blonde hair hinting that a second victim may have been involved. Hotel security tapes from the victim's last vacation reveal an out-of-focus picture of a young blond woman entering and leaving his room. Could she also be a murder victim?

    Barbara says: "Just what you want in a book like this..."
    "Fun!"
    Overall

    This was a good book. Fun & Exciting!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Run the Risk

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Scott Frost
    • Narrated By Shelly Frasier
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (71)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (14)

    Reminiscent of the best in today's suspense, from Jeffery Deaver's roller-coaster twists to James Patterson's cinematic pacing, Run the Risk introduces a blazing new talent in Scott Frost. As one of the writers behind Twin Peaks and The X-Files, he knows something about creating eerie and atmospheric tension. In this brilliant novel, he gives us a heroine who faces a challenge no one can ever be completely prepared for and a story as urgently and viscerally told as any in recent memory.

    Jessica says: "Good Book"
    "Good Book"
    Overall

    This book was great. Not too graphic with the murder description, that stuff turns my stomach! The second book "Never Fear" is also great.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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